with Linda Montone
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Ikebana, the traditional Japanese Way of Arranging Flowers, has its origins in Shinto, where arrangements were made as shrine offerings. Kalapa Ikebana was initiated by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to promote the study and practice of ikebana as a contemplative meditation practice. As a Shambhala Art form, ikebana is a genuine expression of the sacredness of the world which arises from non-aggression and profound appreciation. Working with mindfulness practices, we quiet the mind in order to perceive the world with clarity. This allows us to experience and express that sacredness - joining “Heaven, Earth and Man”.
In this workshop we will explore a couple of variations of the moribana style of ikebana which utilizes a shallow container and kenzan, a holder with many sharp points used to secure the flowers. Flower material, containers, and kenzans will be provided. Please bring a pair of Ikebana shears or pruning shears to the class.
Linda Montone was introduced to Ikebana as a contemplative practice through Shambhala. Since that time, she continues to train with a Sogetsu Ikebana teacher in Maryland. Linda has studied and practiced meditation since 2000. She is a Shambhala meditation guide and teacher and a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Program cost includes material fees. Bring clippers if you have them.
This program is being offered as part of Shambhala Arts Day.